Hi! I am working on my first dress since I got the Dressmakers Guide, and I have a question.
In the book, there are instructions for how to do the cuff (gather sleeve edge, stitch to long edge of cuff, enclose).
In my modern sewing course it told me to make a placket, so the grain would be straight where the overlap is. Like this:
BUT if you just gather the sleeve to the cuff without building a placket for the overlap, you end up with the sleeve being pulled to overlap itself so the cuff can close. Like this:
\ \ / <Sleeve, with seam merely left open and then pulled to overlap.
[__-]__] < Cuff
It still works, either way, but I am wondering what the originals do. What say you?